Founded in 1924 by our current CEO’s great grandfather David Trevas, an immigrant from Europe searching to provide a better life for his family, Travers Tool began as many businesses do – as someone’s dream. With hard work and determination, the business expanded from a single door-to-door salesman working out of the trunk of his car, to a brick and mortar store and warehouse that would double in size many times over, decade after decade, growing with local shops and manufacturers literally over generations. Through all this time, we have remained an independently owned and operated business.

We firmly believe history is not simply a series of names and dates, but rather a series of choices. We attribute our longevity and success to a precedent set by our founder nearly a century ago – demanding that every choice we make be informed by integrity, passion, and service. For nearly a century, we have built upon our founder’s commitment to our customers, our employees, our vendors, and the industries we serve. Today, we continue to deliver an unparalleled customer experience, expert application support, and a product selection designed for machine shops and those that share our passion for metalworking. By making the right choices, we can provide the right solutions and transform any challenge into an opportunity. We understand that your business is your dream, and we are committed to partnering with you, facilitating your success and living our mission, everyday.

Just like you, we are Delivering The American Dream Through Manufacturing.



We haven’t thrived for nearly a century by accident. We’ve done so because we’ve maintained our focus. We know you and your industry. We are passionate about metalworking, the people we serve, the trades we support, and the success we facilitate. Our consistent focus on metalworking solutions has allowed for an intimate product knowledge, unparalleled product selection, and expert application support.


It’s not about providing any tool – it’s about providing the right tool for your application, material, and budget. We share the expertise that helps you face any challenge head-on. We listen, we think out of the box, and we innovate. From product selection and expert application support, to dedicated sourcing and quotes teams, we provide the services that free up your time and allow you to get back to the business of running your business and to work more productively than ever before. We reliably deliver meaningful solutions.


We haven’t forgotten our roots. We started as a one-man operation and understand the challenges of an independent business. Our choices and policies are driven by our fierce determination to facilitate your success, not further a self-serving corporate bureaucracy. We go above and beyond, making all our resources available to you, because our goal is not just to meet your expectations, but to continually exceed them. Our size makes us nimble, allowing us to respond quickly to your individual needs. Without the red tape and bureaucracy associat­ed with large monolithic companies, we can turn on a dime, react quickly, and work more efficiently, for you.


Our people are our greatest strength, and the heart and soul of Travers Tool. It is their talent, dedication, resourcefulness, ‘Can-Do’ attitude and Care for our customers, our communities, and each other, that differentiates us most from our competition and defines us as a company. Teamwork is one of our core values, because we believe we win or lose as a team and view ourselves as an extension of your team. The only way to ensure our success is to facilitate the success of each of customer. With every call, every order, and every inquiry, we strive to be your trusted partner. We understand that earning your business only comes with earning your trust, everyday.

We choose to be an alternative to both customers and employees that don't want to be treated like a number. To learn more about joining our team, and to view current open positions, click here.

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